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Tidbits - Aug. 12, 2021 - Reader Comments: Covid Upsurge; Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered; Trump Planning Next Coup; Remembering Rich Trumka; Andrew Cuomo; Cuba; Ben & Jerry’s Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory; Resources, Announcements

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Reader Comments: Covid Upsurge; Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered; Trump Planning for Next Coup; Remembering Rich Trumka; Andrew Cuomo; Cuba; Ben & Jerry’s for Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory; Resources, Announcements; and more ...

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Trumka Dies Leaving the American Labor Movement at a Crossroads

Steve Wishnia LaborPress.org
Trumka's death deprives the labor movement of a central figure at a time when a resurgence of union activity has brought hope of undoing the defeats of the past decade and the decline of union membership, particularly in the private sector.

Friday Nite Videos | August 6, 2021

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Reporter Confronts MyPillow CEO. 'Hit The Road Mitch!': Schumer's Epic Power Move Remixed. How Can We Afford Medicare for All in Massachusetts? AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama. What If the Gulf Stream Current Stopped?

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Unions Disagree over Biden's Labor Secretary Pick

ELEANOR MUELLER and MEGAN CASSELLA Politico
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and some of his organization’s largest affiliate unions are getting behind Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. But others are pushing Michigan Rep. Andy Levin, a former Service Employees International Union organizer.

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U.S. Unions Warn Trump: Don’t Even Think About It

Eric Lee Solidarity
The AFL-CIO “categorically rejects all threats to the peaceful transition of power” said Richard Trumka, “The labor movement,” he said, “simply will not allow any breach of the U.S. Constitution or other effort to deny the will of the people."

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Trumka to DNC Labor Council: Our Democracy Is at Stake

Richard Trumpka AFL-CIO
Biden knows knows our democracy is under siege. Look no further than what Donald Trump is doing with the Post Office. He’s threatening America’s most trusted public service with attacks and lies and extortion. Labor must support Biden/Harris.
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